Michael A. LoughComment

Peach State College Football Preview

Michael A. LoughComment
Peach State College Football Preview

Saturday’s Peach State games


Kennesaw State at Kent State

12 p.m.

            Kent State opened the season with a 30-7 loss at Arizona State. Kennesaw State, in the top 10 in FCS polls, is 1-0.

            This is the first meeting between the two, and it’s Kennesaw State’s second game against an FBS opponent.

            Kennesaw State’s Central Georgians: RB Nykeem Farrow, Fr., Bleckley County; DB Je’Cory Burks, Fr., Perry; RB Preston Daniels, Fr., Washington County; DB Donte Justice, Fr., Baldwin; RB Kyle Glover, Jr., Dodge County; OL Antwann Fann, Fr., Perry; OL Sean Brown, Soph., Tattnall; DL Marquez Baxter, Fr., Southwest.

Owls eye FBS win

Flashes know what’s coming



USF at Georgia Tech

2 p.m., ACCN, Tech favored by 5

            Both teams are 1-0, USF losing 49-0 to Wisconsin a day after Tech lost at Clemson.

            South Florida, losers of seven straight, trailed Tech by 10 in the fourth quarter last year before scoring 21 straight to win.     

            Georgia Tech’s Central Georgians: QB Tobias Oliver, So., Northside; WR Stephen Dolphus, Jr., Westside; LB Quez Jackson, So., Peach County; DL Djimon Brooks, Jr., Washington County.

Things to know

USF release

Tech release



Mercer at Presbyterian

2:05 p.m.

            Mercer’s Central Georgians: QB Dylan Fromm, Fr., Warner Robins; LB Will Coneway, Sr., Washington County; DB Jacob Pierce, Fr., Veterans; LB KaShawn Baker, Fr., Crawford County; OL Caleb Etheridge, Mary Persons; LS Zach Lassiter, Fr., Bleckley County; OL Mitchell Lord, Fr., Washington County; WR Landon Miller, Fr., Rutland; WR Brandon Mays, Fr., Wilkinson County; P Parker Lee, Fr., Veterans; E Gavin Whitfield, Fr., Tattnall.

Mercer release

Presbyterian release


Murray State at Georgia

4 p.m., ESPN2, UGA favored by 49

            Georgia’s Central Georgians: DL Malik Herring, Jr., Mary Persons; WR Kearis Jackson Fr., Peach County; QB Jake Fromm, Jr., Houston County; DB Tyrique McGhee, Sr., Peach County; RB Darius Jackson, So., Washington County; DL Travon Walker, Fr., Upson-Lee; DL David Marshall, Sr., Upson-Lee; OL Trey Hill, So., Houston County; DL Antonio Poole, Sr., Baldwin; DL Tyler Malakius, Fr., Westfield.

            Murray State’s Central Georgians: OL Chris Georgia, So., Warner Robins.


Vince Dooley’s coaching timeline

His players are ready to celebrate

From the Murray press box


Miles at Fort Valley State

6 p.m.

            FVSU’s Central Georgians: WR Dequavious Walker, Sr.,

QB Garrel Quainton, Sr., West Laurens; DB Delvin Webb, Jr., Dooly County; DB Camron Young, Sr., Dodge County; WR Brandon Davis, Jr., Hancock Central; RB Jaylen Lowder, Jr., Veterans; OL Octavius Hall, Jr., Peach County; DB Brian Williams, Sr., Dublin; LB Larry Dumas, Jr., Lamar County; PK Eli Mashburn, So., Warner Robins; DL Zaquan Baldwin, So., Southwest; DL Demartquez Carter, Fr., Upson-Lee; OL Emanuel Boone, So., Westside; WR Aiden Stewart, Fr., Howard; WR Jhi-Marre Brown, Jr., Perry; DL Albert Sharpe, Jr., Southwest; DL Chris Carson, Fr., Warner Robins; DL Nathaniel Freene, Jr., Twiggs County; RB DJ Brazil, So., Taylor County.

            Miles’ Central Georgians: LB Antonio Evans, So., Jones County; DL Cameron Snead, Fr., Jones County.

FVSU season preview


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M at GMC

6 p.m.

            GMC’s Central Georgians: WR Trey Brown, So., Macon County; WR Torenio Davis, So., Bleckley County; DB Branden Smith, Houston County; RB Tyler Jordan, Fr., Stratford; OL Cameron Brown, So., John Milledge; WR Will Clardy, Fr., West Laurens.

            NEO’s Central Georgians: DB Jordan Davis, Fr., Jones County.


Maine at Georgia Southern

6 p.m., GSU favored by 10.5

            Maine is 1-0, off a 42-14 win over Sacred Heart. Georgia Southern lost 55-3 to LSU.

            Georgia Southern’s Central Georgians: DB Java’n Singletary, Fr., Veterans; WR Darion Anderson, Jr., Houston County; RB Jared Daniels, So., Macon County; OL Caleb Kelly, So., Northside.

Maine release

GSU release

Championship teams to be honored by GSU


Furman at Georgia State

6 p.m., GSU favored by 5

            Georgia State’s Central Georgians: OL Trey Bonner, Fr., Jones County; P/PK Barry Brown, Jr., Dublin; OT Travis Glover, Fr., Dooly County; WR Jaquez Pennimon, Fr., Southwest.

Furman release

Georgia State release